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Video of two female advocates fighting in the premises of a UP court is shared as from Maharashtra


A video of a fight between two women is being shared widely on social media. According to the post’s description, the visuals allegedly belong to a fight that broke out between an advocate and a judge; both women. The post also mentions that this incident occurred in Maharashtra. Let’s fact-check this claim through his article.

Claim: Visuals of a fight that broke out between a female lawyer and a female judge in a court in Maharashtra.

Fact: The video actually shows a fight between two female lawyers in the District sessions court of Kasganj, Uttar Pradesh. Hence the claim made in the post is MISLEADING.

We searched the internet with relevant keywords to find out whether there were any reports about an incident as alleged in the video. This led us to various media reports from October 2022, which can be read here, here and here. Reportedly, a fight broke out between two lawyers in the district sessions court of Kaaganj, Uttar Pradesh.

According to Dainik Bhaskar, a fight erupted between lawyers Yogita Saxena and Suneetha Kaushik on the court’s premises over an argument. ‘An advocate standing there made a video and made it viral on social media. On the Tahrir of lawyer Yogita, a case has been registered against Aligarh’s female lawyer Sunita Kaushik, Rahul and all their associates,‘ Dainik Bhaskar said in the report.

Kasganj police also tweeted about this video on 28 October 2022, saying that they were registering charges under relevant sections, and are taking that action.

To sum up, a video of two female advocates fighting in the premises of a court in Uttar Pradesh is shared as that from Maharashtra.


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